Warning May Be Offensive: Store reverses decision to hide Elton John magazine cover!

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cel.../26/elton.john.covered.up/index.html?hpt=Sbin


    Store reverses decision to hide Elton John magazine cover


    (CNN) -- An Arkansas supermarket reversed its decision Wednesday to hide a magazine cover showing Elton John and his same-sex partner David Furnish holding their new baby.

    The shield placed over the current issue of Us Weekly read "Family shield to protect young Harps shoppers."

    The Arkansas-based grocery chain lets managers at its 65 stores decide when customers complain if the shield is needed, but it is usually for photos that are "sexually provocative or too revealing," Harps Food Stores President Kim Eskew said.

    Complaints poured into the chain's headquarters this week after photos of the shielded magazine spread across internet blogs and news websites....


    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY BE EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE;
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    OMG! I have to wash my eyes out with bleach......eyeroll...

    What idiots, note to self..... stay outta Harps Food Markets if I ever go to Arkansas

    I think it's a lovely family picture.


    If they feel the need to protect the public....please please pick Snookie to sheild me from!
     
  4. eileenhawkeye

    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    And I'm sure they have no problem showing the magazine covers with the girls from Teen Mom on them. :rolleyes:
     
  5. DewSeeker

    DewSeeker New Member

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    I have to say, the baby is adorable.
     
  6. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    Was the store really worried about protecting little children or hoping to make a statement to gays in the community?

    Seriously, what innocent, young child is going to look at that picture and say "Wow, look that baby has two daddy's! I'm so offended!"

    Ridiculous!

    Thank you to all the folks who complained that the shield was offensive! Congratulations EJ and DF - your baby is adorable, your family is perfect, just the way it is. I hope you have many years to enjoy and raise your tiny boy into manhood.
     
  7. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Dear R-Kansas,

    Hello it's 2011.

    Get used to it.

    Respectfully, Someone from a progressive city


    Note that baby is too cute.
     
  8. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Elton looks like he hasn't slept much lately. Happy daddy :D
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Obviously the problem here is that the complainers are homophobes. They don't want to see two men with an adopted child and they don't want their kids to think being gay is ok.
     
  10. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    maybe they should've used some brain cells prior to making the ridiculous decision
     
  11. Kathaboo K

    Kathaboo K Keeper of the Pomihuahuas

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    I couldn't have said it any better-my thoughts exactly
     
  12. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    What's worse is that I'm sure it was probably at most 20 people. Stores and radio and TV seem to think that every one person who complains represents 20 bajillion that just don't take the time to but are equally offended.
     

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